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    I had some free time this evening and learned quite a bit about this new board on another thread. It has helped me with my font size and getting email notices to the topics I'm subscribed to. I'm still hoping to find the list of users, and where to search for topics, I used this a lot to try and keep from repeating questions that had already been answered.

    At first I didn't like it much, but that was because I didn't know how to use it, now that I've learned a few things I'm really excited to learn much more. It will take time and patience the 2 things I don't have much of. LOL. But all in all it's kinda growing on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yooper32 View Post
    I am pretty sure that your extended family would not suddenly move with no forwarning and then tell you in a note that things have changed and try and find us if you can. Our house is quite different from the old one. New people in the rooms and no curtains on the windows. Stark white walls like in the institution, really designed to burn out your eyeballs. If you manage to find us and don't like our new house....tough, learn it or leave, we don't care.
    thank you, good point, yooper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny View Post
    You can set up your preferences to include all the posts you create and all the ones you reply to as automatically subscribe. Or you can do it for each topic, which is 3 clicks.
    Once I subscribe, I don't need to delete the subscription when I'm done with it. I can leave it as subscribed and not read anything else if I lose interest.
    Where can you find these preferences? In settings?
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    Member list is on black line below quilting board banner or under community on the blue line near the top, click and members list drops down, members online is under quick links x
    Last edited by twinkle; 11-03-2011 at 05:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinkle View Post
    Yooper we were warned Patrice started a thread marked **announcement** it was up for a while before the changes happened and the background is being sorted, but it has been toned down and the font enlarged already.

    Some good positive comments on here thank you as the negativity on some threads without even trying it or listening to the help they are offered is getting me down now.
    that's kind of our point... she put up an announcement without any general information about how we were to find beginner's info.... and what good does it do us if we are now being told to look for something that has been taken down? all we want is good information to guide us and we are being told that we're on our own...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGJudy View Post
    Where can you find these preferences? In settings?
    Hi GGJudy,
    Yes, in the settings. I went to forum actions (in the teal menu bar) then general settings, which is the second option. Once you are in the settings, in the middle of the page there is something on default subscription choices. I can't remember the exact wording. Once you choose what setting you would like, click the Save changes button on the bottom of the settings page. It will be automatic after that. I hope this is helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom View Post
    I don't handle change well....but, I will keep plugging away...
    I may not be answering too many posts, but will be navigating this crazy new setup...until it becomes somewhat familiar.

    Not willing to leave my friends just because I'm not willing to accept change.
    WOOHOO!!! I knew if I kept working at it, I would figure out something...
    You can customize some of your settings if you go to the upper right corner of the screen that says my profile. Then click on customize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny View Post
    Hi GGJudy,
    Yes, in the settings. I went to forum actions (in the teal menu bar) then general settings, which is the second option. Once you are in the settings, in the middle of the page there is something on default subscription choices. I can't remember the exact wording. Once you choose what setting you would like, click the Save changes button on the bottom of the settings page. It will be automatic after that. I hope this is helpful.
    Found it -- Went to settings first thing when new board went live and had no idea that's what subscriptions meant!
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    Quote Originally Posted by watson's mom View Post
    I am wondering why everytime I try to post on the 'negative' thread, it says 'no thread found' but when I go to the 'positive' thread I can get on right away. This has happened more that once since this new format started up. If people want other members to give the board a chance, all the threads listed should be accessible to everyone.
    thank you for noting this, i had the same experience... apparently we are all to be tolerated as long as we agree with them...

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    Dee have you checked out the help section near the bottom of the Home page, lots of info there and there are video help guides here ...

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/resourc...ideos-230.html

    Original message still there and has been updated as people have asked questions, just click the links in the first post

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...A-t164085.html

    Ask here or on there if you are stuck, someone will know the answer x

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    the verdict is still out for me. i'm a computer junkie, but i really don't like some sites. it may take a few days of visiting for me to decide if this is doable for me or not. i'm in a place right now with a lot of outside stressors, and this is just one more irritant. i love learning, so i've loved this board, a lot. right now, i can't afford the time investment to learn all the nuances. i think i'll be lurking for a while. i can probably kiss that "regular user" title good-bye...
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    I am so pleased to find "good comments" !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deemail View Post
    thank you for noting this, i had the same experience... apparently we are all to be tolerated as long as we agree with them...
    i was wondering the same thing. seems ok to have the positive thread but the negative one gets the axe. why????

    are we not going to be allowed to vent on this new site. how very sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by deemail View Post
    thank you for noting this, i had the same experience... apparently we are all to be tolerated as long as we agree with them...
    Generally, removing posts from a board is considered a no no unless someone is breaking board rules. I really feel bad for many that feel lost and we could have helped them through this if their comments had remained. I also posted in a couple of threads my negative feelings about the need for all of this. I believe they too were deleted. Advertise yes -- but keep the board clean and simple. I firmly believe there will be an element of the membership lost because of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    It was possibly more about all the other quilting message boards that were being recommended for members to move to. Why should they put up with that? It's always been against the rules.
    Then why not make an announcement to not mention other boards (something that I have never seen on a board before. I realize they can have whatever rules they want but why not let members know??) or I'm sure with this new fancy schmancy software they can make it so that if *that* board is mentioned the word "censored" shows up instead. But to delete an entire thread like that is just wrong.

    Like I said, it's less about board features for me now and more about the overmoderation and the rude people who are saying things like "if we lose a few whiners that's fine with me".

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    So when I make a post I get this little saying above my name that says (senior member) does that mean I get a discount lol
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    Well, I am using my blackberry right now and I must say I like the mobile version now. Still like the old site better, but glad I can read the larger text on my phone now, and the mobile page with the buttons for each section is really nice thanks!

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    Can I just say my favorite thing about this new board is I can get a preview of the post simply by hovering over the title. I think that is SO. AWESOME. This makes it way easier to avoid generically-titled topics that I have no interest in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale View Post
    Then why not make an announcement to not mention other boards (something that I have never seen on a board before. I realize they can have whatever rules they want but why not let members know??) or I'm sure with this new fancy schmancy software they can make it so that if *that* board is mentioned the word "censored" shows up instead. But to delete an entire thread like that is just wrong.

    Like I said, it's less about board features for me now and more about the overmoderation and the rude people who are saying things like "if we lose a few whiners that's fine with me".

    To answer your specific question, this is the rule that has always been on this board as long as I have been here. It isn't a new rule.
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    Yes, my friends. First we had to get over the shock of it all, we vented, shut it off and came back to try again. It does get better everytime I come back. This site is worth learning. At the age of 68 I know I still have lots to learn, thank God that I still can. I hope the staff will have patience when we post at the wrong places, we will get better. I want to give the IS staff a big group hug for all they had to endure in a short few days. This is a new beginning and all good things are worth working for. Tomorrow is another day, it will get better.

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    I know there are a few step by step comments on different threads where people are trying to help others, If we could just put up a sticky as a reference and/or Q&A area where everyone knows to go to one spot. It may already be there I haven't checked yet tonight.

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    I agree - I posted a note to the moderator's last night offering to help people get adjusted to the new board, kind of like a cheat sheet of where things are on the new board. I think that for some it's a huge change versus a small change to others - for people that are not computer savvy I think it created a feeling of being lost and confused.


    YES! I looked at the unhappies and at the "give it a chance" and wanted to suggest a "How To" page for all of us who aren't very computer savy to begin with. But I lost (I know I saw it) where you go to start a new thread. PLEASE, can we have a posting of questions and answers. Here are a couple to start with....

    How to start a new post. Why couldn't I copy the quilts in the contest (the final "g" was left off the file name, why?)?

    I know we'll settle in and have the warm fuzzy and informative postings again. But a "cheat sheet" to help us who are
    a wee bit slower would be great.

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    Don't leave because of the changes, I'm helping others try to find things, or how to do things. I'm not a Moderator but I'm willing to try and help take some of the pressure off the Mods to take questions and see if we can all help each other out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deemail View Post
    that's kind of our point... she put up an announcement without any general information about how we were to find beginner's info.... and what good does it do us if we are now being told to look for something that has been taken down? all we want is good information to guide us and we are being told that we're on our own...
    Along with the announcement, Patrice posted a downloadable page of "old term=new term" things and six consecutive FAQ documents, the last of which is 11 pages long. The glossary and the last FAQ are still on the announcement page. http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...ml#post4585469

    In addition, there are now help videos http://www.quiltingboard.com/resourc...ideos-230.html
    and an entire QB Help Center http://www.quiltingboard.com/qb-help-center-f27/

    No one has said you are on your own and Patrice and the Mods are breaking their necks to help get members acclimated, along with everyone else who is sharing whatever they have learned so far. The developers are changing things as fast as they can and continue to make amazing progress on an hourly basis.

    The universal thing that binds this community together is that none of us is ever "on our own" in anything...not ever...and that's exactly what makes us so strong.
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    I must again say that I am learning this new format and loving all the cool added features.

    On the one hand, I understand the frustration of learning something new, and the change indeed is big, but come oney'all, it is not a life or death situation, lets keep things in prespective. The same day the new format launched, people starting complaining and threatening of leaving, well, the way I see it, we all are still in tranistion period, as is the board itself, developers are still tweaking, adjusting and cleanning bugs, and surely all the negativity is not helping anyone with anything. We all have our reasons for being part of the board, if you feel that the change has taken away your reason, then by all means do try to find a different hang out for you that meets your need. But the way I see it, members are here, we still have the abiliaty to share posts, photos, swap and chit chat, so really, we just need to get used to something new. If it is too much for you to handle right now, maybe stay away for a week or so, bugs will be worked out hopefully, and you can come in, find the help center, download the information, study it a bit a go from there. I just personally don't understand all of the negativity, and after all remeber that we don't pay a thing, so other than our contributions that we choose to make, the board doesn't owe us a thing. And one last thing, all the "other" quilting baords out there that I have seen have this same format, so if you go somewhere else you will still have to learn it. So lets all make lemoande
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheila_H View Post
    I agree - I posted a note to the moderator's last night offering to help people get adjusted to the new board, kind of like a cheat sheet of where things are on the new board. I think that for some it's a huge change versus a small change to others - for people that are not computer savvy I think it created a feeling of being lost and confused.

    As for people leaving to go to other boards I checked a lot of boards out before I came here, I'd interact and ask questions and no one answered me. Here I feel like everyone's kind of like my extended family that I look forward to talking to each day. If some leave I think we will see them come back because there's not much out there.
    I was thinking it would be really nice to be paired up with one person to "hold my hand" while trying to find my way around.

    I think many of the tips will be from the members learning from each other!

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